Ro James Salutes The Notorious B.I.G. on New Song ‘Lost My Mind’

Emerging singer Ro James has been gone for a minute but he’s back with new music. The New York native pays homage to a hometown legend The Notorious B.I.G. (a.k.a. Biggie Smalls) on his latest track “Lost My Mind.”

Released on the 21st anniversary of the rapper’s untimely death (March 9), James uses Biggie’s vocals from his song titled “Niggas,” lifted from 1999’s Born Again album, to make a smooth ride along jam on finding a girl who can handle his fast-paced lifestyle.

“If you think that you can handle it (it’s alright) / My love is like gambling (it’s alright) / Girl you know how we be dealing (it’s alright) / Got you all in yo’ feelings (it’s alright) / Can’t have me all the time baby (it’s alright),” he sings on the Salaam Remi-produced cut.

James shared a message on Instagram before the track was uploaded to Soundcloud. “Paying Homage to the Icon and Legend “The Notorious BIG.” As we Celebrate his life today. Thankful for the inspiration. 90s Hip Hop & RnB plays a huge influence on my being. The Vibe the style the music mixed with some country and some Nasty and Rock and Roll and you Get ME .🌹🇵🇦 Decided to Drop a lil Gem,” wrote James.

“Lost My Mind” is undoubtedly a holdover track until James releases his official first single off his anticipated follow-up to 2016’s Eldorado. The album’s lead single “Permission” earned him a Grammy nomination for Best R&B Performance at the 2017 ceremony.

Listen to “Lost My Mind” below.

Antwane Folk is the editorial assistant at RatedRnB.com.

Khalid Shares New Song ‘OTW’ Featuring 6LACK and Ty Dolla $ign

Khalid teams up with his R&B colleagues 6LACK and Ty Dolla $ign for his new single titled “OTW.” On the slow banger — produced by Nineteen85, Idan Kalai and Brian Alexander Morgan — the R&B gents sing about how they will always be there for their love interest.

“Put it in drive, I’ll be outside, I’ll be on the way / I’ll be on the way / You can meet me in five, I’ll be all night, I’ll be all day,” Khalid sings on the chorus.

Dolla $ign adds, “Come with me on this mission (ooh yeah, ooh yeah) / Riding down the coast (ooh yeah).”

6LACK comes in on the third verse. “You tryna make a move / Tonight I got the time, tell me what you wanna do,” he sings.

“OTW” follows Khalid’s duet with Normani, “Love Lies,” which has over 171 million streams on Spotify. It is also his first solo single since 2017’s “Young Dumb & Broke” from his debut album, American Teen.

Listen to “OTW” below.

Traci, Toni, Towanda and Trina Braxton Unite on New Song ‘Broken Things’

Traci Braxton enlists her sisters Toni Braxton, Towanda Braxton and Trina Braxton for her new song titled “Broken Things.”

On the heartfelt tune, which was originally teased on Braxton Family Values in 2016, the sisters sing about putting their pride aside to end the “cold war” that’s going on between them. “Who can fix these broken things? / Who can put us back together now that we’re undone?” they sing.

Last month, Toni released her first album in eight years, Sex & Cigarettes, which included her hit single “Long As I Live.” Meanwhile, Traci is gearing up to release her sophomore album later this year, which will feature “Broken Things.” The album will follow her 2014 project Crash and Burn. 

Listen to “Broken Things” below.

Stream Mýa’s’ New Album ‘T.K.O. (The Knock Out)’

Just one-day shy of her self-titled debut album’s 20th anniversary, Mýa releases her eighth album T.K.O (The Knock Out).

The album includes 12 tracks with guest appearances from rappers and musicians GoldLink, AGuyNamedCliff and MyGuyMars. Mýa T.K.O. also includes her previously released tracks “Damage,” “Ready for Whatever,” “Ready, Pt. II” and “You Got Me.”

T.K.O (The Knock Out) will follow Mya’s 2016 album, Smoove Jones, which was nominated for Best R&B Album at the 59th Grammy Awards.

Tomorrow (April 21) marks the 20th anniversary of Mya’s self-titled debut album. The platinum-selling LP featured two top 10 singles: “Movin’ On” featuring Silkk The Shocker and “It’s All About Me” featuring Sisqo.

Stream T.K.O (The Knock Out) below.

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